Date:Thursday February 19 2009
Wigan Athletic are set to sign South Korea international Cho Won-Hee, but who exactly is he, where has he played and most importantly is he any good?
First off he is 25 years old, soon to be 26, April 17th to be precise and he was born in Seoul, South Korea and at 5` 9" he isn`t a giant but not that small either.
His playing career at club level has taken him from Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i, Gwangju Sangmu Phoenix and finally to Suwon Bluewings who are the current K-League Champions and Cho spent the last three seasons there.
Internationally Cho has 27 caps for South Korea with one goal to his name which he scored on his debut for his country against Iran in October 2005
Cho can play in defence, left or right back and also in midfield
According to ESPN Cho Won-hee is an attack-conscious left-back or wing-back renowned for his strong work ethic, heart, dribbling ability and general sense of adventure, this Suwon star has it all.
Steve Bruce certainly likes him he says on the South Korean star:
'Won Hee has come and trained with us for the past couple of days and has done really well, we have been really impressed with him as a player and a person and can sign him as he is not under contract with any club.'
The news from the official site is that a work permit has been sought and so long as that is granted then Cho will become a Latics player officially on Monday of next week.
Latics were alerted to Cho`s availability by the agent of Honduras players Wilson Palacios and Maynor Figueroa, he apparently represents Cho in Europe, though the players Korean agent, Kim Dong-ho is getting in on the act, he told the Korean Times:
`Everything is done. The work permit will be issued on Thursday or Friday. We will sign with Wigan on Saturday or Sunday if Cho gets the permit'
`We heard that Wigan were looking for a midfielder. They need a good midfielder, and we need a big league ― that made the deal possible'
The club have stressed that the signing of Cho Won-hee is in no way linked to potential club sponsors coming in from Korea, Hyundai have been strongly linked with the club over the past few months but as of yet there is no word either in acknowledgement or denial of Hyundai and the Latics joining forces from either the club or Hyundai themselves.
So there you have it, Cho is a midfield player who is also proficient at playing full back, either side, he is still quite young and a current international and hopefully a Wigan Athletic player come 5 pm on Monday.
It's easy to join us at Vital Latics to register , simply click the link and enjoy getting involved
Latics Speyk podcast 2 is now available and it features an exclusive interview with former Wigan Athletic captain and all time Latics legend Mr Colin Methven
If you subscribe to itunes you can download the Latics Speyk podcasts to listen to whenever you want, its easy, just load up your itunes then click the itunes store button on the left side of the screen…then click on podcast, type Wigan Athletic into the search and low and behold there we are, Latics Speyk, why not subscribe, its free and you will get notified as soon as each new episode is broadcast.
You can listen to the current episode of the podcast now by clicking on the player here:
Date:Thursday February 19 2009
Jean Beausejour Joins Colo-Colo - Adios (Wednesday July 23 2014)
A Birmingham Insight Into Emyr Huws (Wednesday July 23 2014)
Latics Snap Up Manchester City Youngster On Loan (Tuesday July 22 2014)
The Latics Are All Kitted Out (Tuesday July 22 2014)
Chris McCann On Road To Recovery (Monday July 21 2014)
Fixture Change Affects Latics Fans Charity Walk (Monday July 21 2014)
Coach Caldwell Signs On For Another Year (Friday July 11 2014)
Vital Latics World Cup Prediction Comp 10/07/14 (Thursday July 10 2014)
Latics v Besiktas Switched To The DW Stadium (Thursday July 10 2014)
Latics Announce Signing Of Don Cowie (Thursday July 10 2014)
|21. Sheff Wed||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|What will it take to sign a player
» Blackpool : 24/07/2014 00:51:00
|RUFC - Rayns Pleased With Win
» Rotherham : 23/07/2014 23:08:00
|Millers Beat Forest In Friendly
» Rotherham : 23/07/2014 22:50:00
|McCarthy Happy With Colchester Improvement
» Ipswich : 23/07/2014 22:21:00
|Colchester 0-3 Ipswich
» Ipswich : 23/07/2014 22:17:00